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5 new COVID-related deaths, 1,288 new infections recorded in Hawaii, DOH reports

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HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) reported 5 new deaths related to COVID-19 and 1,288 new infections over the last seven days in Hawaii. The total number of deaths stands at 1,716.

The statewide test positivity rate is 5.3%. -- the positivity rate in Honolulu County is 5.8%; on the Big Island it's 6.0%; in Maui County it's 3.3%; and on Kauai it is 7.4%. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 364,122 total infections to date.